Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae: a threat from the kitchen
Food is an established source of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Hand hygiene and cooking prevent transmission, but touching used cutting boards could recontaminate hands. ESBL-producing Escherichia coli were identified on 12% of cutting boards and 50% of gloves after poultry preparation, pointing to an important source for transmission.
Citation: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 May;35(5):581-4. doi: 10.1086/675831
Publication Type: Journal article
Publisher: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology